For many years, I have been enjoying the benefits of solvent free oil painting.

I often get asked technical questions on how to use these solvent-free oils – also known as ‘water mixable’ or ‘water soluble’ oil paints. Recently, I received a question on my Fine Art Tips Facebook Page about glazing tips. In this video below, Cobra demonstrates how to properly use their glazing medium. I hope it helps! 

For those of you who have tried oil painting, I think you will find water-mixable oils less intimidating to use than traditional oils. They deliver beautiful results, and once dry should be treated just like any other traditional oil painting. Plus in using them, I enjoy the fact that I am becoming an eco friendly artist!

I have written a helpful post about water soluble oils to help answer your questions. Water-Mixable Oils: Facts, Tips & Why I Use Them. 

After testing the different brands, I believe Cobra Water Mixable Oil Color by Royal Talens offers the highest quality and variety of pigments, and they have developed some helpful mediums to enhance your oil paintings.

PS. You can view my oil paintings on my website,, and on Fine Art America. Also let’s meet on  Twitterand Pinterestand join in the fun at Fine Art Tips Facebook Fan Page! ~Lori

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